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overlook

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a high place or structure from which a wide view is possible

  • just down the road there's a great overlook where you can get a panoramic view of the valley below
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overlook

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1 to look down on

  • the fortress overlooks the city
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2 to fail to give proper attention to

  • you've overlooked your chores again this week
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3 to be in charge of

  • you'll be asked to overlook larger projects in the future
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call the shots (of), call the tune (for), ride herd on, watch over

4 to cast a spell on

  • the superstitious grandmother actually believed that the baby had been overlooked by a gypsy woman
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5 to look over closely (as for judging quality or condition)

  • quickly overlooked the table of used books to see if there was anything of value
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go over

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6 to dismiss as of little importance

  • definitely not the kind of spouse to overlook even a single instance of marital infidelity
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close one's eyes to, forgive and forget

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7 to look after and make decisions about

  • the engineer hired to overlook the construction of the canal
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watch over

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neglect, disregard, ignore, overlook, slight, forget mean to pass over without giving due attention. neglect implies giving insufficient attention to something that merits one's attention.
    • habitually neglected his studies
disregard suggests voluntary inattention.
    • disregarded the wishes of his family
ignore implies a failure to regard something obvious.
    • ignored the snide remark
overlook suggests disregarding or ignoring through haste or lack of care.
    • in my rush I overlooked a key example
slight implies contemptuous or disdainful disregarding or omitting.
    • slighted several major authors in her survey
forget may suggest either a willful ignoring or a failure to impress something on one's mind.
    • forget what others say


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